De Hoek Country Hotel lies in a serene country setting in the Magaliesburg area – an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The hotel, a masterpiece of Sandstone, is tastefully and classically decorated, with careful attention to detail. De Hoek has become known and loved for its excellent cuisine and personalised service. De Hoek’s Swiss-trained chef, Michael Holenstein, and his team, create 4 course luncheons, and five course dinners set with crystal and silver for guests to enjoy. De Hoek caters for companies and private individuals looking for an exclusive country venue to host a memorable event. De Hoek also has conference facilities suitable for smaller groups – set just aside from the main hotel – in Stonebridge House.
The Chefs at De Hoek are committed to food excellence and creating sublime dining experiences every single day, seven days a week. Every evening, the team offers a different and varied 5-course dinner, with the sourcing of only the best local and international suppliers and freshest seasonal produce available.
Creative and unusual flavours are combined to create new food trends and this is combined with clever interpretation of classic French and Mediterranean dishes. The food is beautifully plated and presented, with herbal bouquets picked fresh from herb gardens every morning.
De Hoek has been in the top 100 restaurants in South Africa for many years and has won many food accolades including American Express Fine Dining. Interesting and unique wines are sourced all over South Africa, with many visits made to the hotel by the Winemakers themselves.
Old favourites and new finds appear on their wine lists, which have been voted Best New Wine list in South Africa by both Diners Club and Diamond on many occasions.
Hi, Went there on the 20th Jan 2013. Sorry to say, worst service I really ever experienced. Had a set menu, and some things on menu were conveniently 'forgotten' by staff. Bread basket was not cleared, wine was not topped up, nor our water, could not find a waiter when needed, really really bad. Starter soup was tasteless - except for truffle oil that gave it flavour, mains were disappointing. The card machines did not work. This should be a 2 or 3 star place. Will definitely not be back ever.